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Old 02-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #11
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Well I tend to knit on and off all through the day. My 1yo and 2yo require quite a bit of attention, so it's rare that I get to knit for more than 5min in one session. Once they are in bed though I'll knit for about an hour while watching tv. If I add it all up throughout the day I probably get about 1-4 hours in depending on the day.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:19 PM   #12
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I average about 2 - 4 hours a day...If I am on night duty I can knit on and off all night depending on my patient.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:21 PM   #13
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I try to knit an hour or two a day. Alot of it depends on how "needy" my 3 year old is. Some days he's great and loves to play by himself or is happy to go play in the back yard. Some days we are cranky and just want mom to entertain us.

I try to knit 1-2 hours per day. Some days it turns out to be not at all and others I might get 3. But even with that. I'm not usually knitting uninterrupted. He always needs a drink, or the phone rings or something or other

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #14
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I usually get home, cook dinner, get comfy and knit until bedtime, which works out to be about 3 hours each weeknight. However, on the weekends I get up early and watch BBC America ("Cash in the Attic" - Love it!) and knit while my dog sleeps on my lap (everything I make has a little bit of Sunshine in it ) and knit the mornings away. Probably about 3 or 4 hours in the AM, then chores, then knitting all afternoon while watching movies or my DH play video games. So, on the weekends, it's about 17 hours!!! Holy Shamoley! That works out to be 32 hours a week!!!

That is a lot of time spent knitting, however, I sit at work and think about it all day wishing that I could leave early so I could get home to knit!!! I haven't brought any projects to work for lunchtime knitting because once I start I hate to be interrupted so I'd just be frustrated (and it's just another thing to carry).

Great question. to make it a full-time job...
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:37 PM   #15
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I do most of my knitting while commuting on the train or bus so my knitting time ranges from a half and hour to two hours.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #16
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I never have enough time to knit! I just knit whenever I can. Because I often work long hours, I usually don't have time to knit during the week, so I'm basically a weekend knitter.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:57 PM   #17
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This is a great question and I have loved reading everyone's answers.

For me, I knit mostly at work. I work nights in a Recovery Room so if we don't have any emergency surgeries there is nothing for me to I knit or play on the internet.

So, on the nights I work about 2-3 hours; on the days I'm home...only about 1-2 hours.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #18
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It really depends. Sometimes I'm too tired after a day in classes, so I'll only knit for an hour in the evening. On the weekends I have a lot more time, and I watch movies so I can knit during them. I wish I had more knitting time!

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Old 02-05-2008, 04:30 PM   #19
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During the week when I work, maybe 1-3 hrs in the evining. On wekeends it could be 2-6 hrs/day depending on whatelse is going on.

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Old 02-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #20
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I know several of you mentioned knitting in public. I do that on Thursdays while my daughter is in speech. She's only there for 30 minutes but you would be surprised at how much you cna get done it that time.

Then there is Dean, who is also a speech therapist, and he is TOTALLY blown away that I can knit and without having my pattern out and in front of me. Yes I can darn near knit socks from memory, I just need to look to do the heel.

Looks like I'm going to have to knit Dean something
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